Term 1 has seen plenty of action within the BISP Sea Eagles basketball programme. Along with our organised after school activities in the Sports Hall, our two outdoor courts are always busy with children shooting hoops, dribbling around and playing fun games at lunch and break times.
Our basketball activities began in Week 3 and since then our Year 1 and 2 students have been having a lot of fun with Coach Wate and Mrs Sherlock on Mondays playing games like traffic lights and stuck in the mud to improve their dribbling and footwork.
Year 3 and 4 students have been learning how to develop teamwork in games with Mr Blake and Mr Lord by moving into space and using quick passing. Year 5 and 6 students have been focusing on their footwork and positioning skills with Mrs Walby and Mr Jackson, and have just recently been introduced to the 3 on 3 version of the game.
In the Secondary School, students began the term by building up their fitness and fine-tuning their skills in the BISP Basketball Combine. Matches are now underway with two played every Friday against local Thai schools in our Sports Hall.
With Covid-19 limiting international competitions this year, our teams have also been making the most of local playing opportunities. Our senior teams took part in the Gee La Jang Wad basketball tournament in September, where the Senior Girls’ team made the final against Satree Phuket School in front of a strong crowd of 300. In early November, teams in the U14, U16 and U18 age groups lined up in the Prince of Songkla University 3 on 3 Tournament. This featured Thai schools from Phuket as well as Khao Lak and Songkla. Highlights included a 2nd place for the U18 Girls’ and U16 Boys’ Blue team and a 3rd place for the U16 Girls’ White team. For three of our students, this tournament marked their first-ever game of competitive basketball!
Colour team spirit is a vital part of the Wellbeing programme here at BISP and recently our secondary students enjoyed a colour team basketball skills challenge and lucky shot competition. The lunchtime colour team game ‘Snowball’, organised by our Primary Wellbeing Leaders, is also now underway and proving just as popular as last year.